Rebels end Force's win streak
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Rebels have ended the Force's five-match win-streak with victory in their Australian Conference Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Melbourne on Friday.
The Rebels won 22-16 after the score was dead-locked at 6-all at half-time.
The Rebels scored a try through skipper Scott Higginbotham, while fullback Jason Woodward slotted the conversion as well as five penalties.
The Force replied with a try in injury time by wing Nick Cummins and a conversion by Zack Holmes. Flyhalf Sias Ebersohn added three penalties.
The Rebels picked up four points for their victory and moved off the bottom of the Australian Conference and into 12th position in the Overall standings.
The Force left AAMI Park with a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but remained second and fourth in the Australian Conference and Overall log, respectively.
In next weekend's Round 11 action, the Rebels have a bye, while the Force welcome the Bulls to Perth (Saturday, April 26 at 11:40).
15. Jason Woodward, 14. Male Sa'u, 13. Tamati Ellison, 12. Mitch Inman, 11. Tom English, 10. Bryce Hegarty, 9. Nick Stirzaker, 8. Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7. Scott Fuglistaller, 6. Colby Faingaa, 5. Luke Jones, 4. Cadeyrn Neville, 3. Laurie Weeks, 2. Shota Horie, 1. Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16. Pat Leafa, 17. Cruze Ah-Nau, 18. Paul Alo-Emile, 19. Hugh Pyle, 20. Sean McMahon, 21. Luke Burgess, 22. Tom Kingston, 23. Angus Roberts
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Adam Coleman, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek Cowan
Substitutes: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Phoenix Battye, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Justin Turner, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Chris Tuatara-Morrison